This Week

Monday, November 24

4:00 PM - LS 102 Meeting
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

4:30 PM - Searching for Dark Matter
4:00 PM - Reception

Gabriel Caceres ('08)
Science 304

Tuesday, November 25

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Andy Lia, '08
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

8:30 AM - Army Jazz Combo
Larson Hall-Bergendoff Bldg. of Fine Arts
An Army Jazz Combo performing in Dr. Hildreth's class. Open to anyone interested. 

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

Wednesday, November 26

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Weekly Bible Study
"What did Jesus really believe about God?"

Chicago Room, College Center
Led by Pastor Priggie, College Chaplain
Bring your lunch if you wish, and a Bible

9:30 PM - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Fl., Founders Hall

Thursday, November 27

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 28

Thanksgiving Holiday

Saturday, November 29

No events scheduled

Sunday, November 30

10:30 AM - Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, 2nd fl., Founders Hall

5:00 PM - Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, 2nd fl., Founders Hall

Volume 6, Issue 12 - November 24, 2008

A Message from Academic Affairs

Dear Colleagues,

I am glad to report that my appeal to all interested tenured faculty in the position of associate dean has led to an excellent outcome. Margaret Farrar has agreed to serve as associate dean, responsible for general education and its assessment and the first-year curriculum, among other responsibilities.

Our long tradition at Augustana has been to name a tenured faculty member to the role of associate dean, and I am glad to continue that tradition. While I contemplated a national search, in the end the expense of such a search and its likely results--fellow deans have confirmed that such a search would be unlikely to attract more than a handful of candidates--cannot be justified since Margaret is a terrific match for the position.

I am grateful to Margaret for her willingness to step forward. She brings experience in every component of the AGES program as well as considerable administrative experience, as department chair and committee chair among many other responsibilities she has taken on.

Margaret and Nancy Loitz will work together in the months ahead to ensure a smooth transition. Likewise, Margaret and I will host a conversation in the weeks ahead on the program, and she will of course have conversations with colleagues across campus over the coming months.

Please join me in congratulating Margaret Farrar.


Jeff Abernathy
Dean of the College